Tord Boontje Wednesday 16 May 2012

The Shadowy Chair and Sunny Lounger have shapes that evoke the beach furniture found at the North Sea in Northern Europe in the twenties.

They are brought into the modern day through the use of digitally drawn colour patterns woven by expert African craftsmen using coloured plastic threads around the steel frame forming the robust shape.

By Tord Broontje for Moroso.

Handmade with care in Senegal.

designer biog

Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje was born in Enschede, Netherlands in 1968. He first studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (1986 - 1991), and followed this with a Masters from the Royal College of Art in London (1992 - 1994). Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996. Tord Boontje lived and worked in London from 1995 to 2005, when he moved his home and studio to Bourg-Argental, France. In 2009 he took up his appointment as Professor and Head of Design Products at the Royal College of Art, and continues work at his London-based design studio.